Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth

by Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
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All our donors at the Global Giving,

Thank you for your recent donation given to Society for Poor People Development (SPPD), Trichy. Your commitment to helping abandoned / orphans / semi-orphans children in our community to continue their education with more flexibility, thereby reducing the growing rates of child dropouts now places them in a better position to help them prosper economically in the near future.

Thanks to donors like you, we have provided children the educational support. The children are now eager to go to school as their basic requirements are now at their reach. They can do their homework at ease and hence we hope that we could bring down child drop outs.

We invite you to take a tour of our residential site and meet some children who have benefited through this support. We are always proud to show off our facility and have our supporters meet the children we serve with the help of your generosity.

Meanwhile, we will keep you updated on the children profile and our campaign through our quarterly newsletter and monthly emails.

Again, thank you for all you do for our organization. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.



After a thorough survey and detailed verification of the applications received, children were selected under the scheme “Education for 50 rural children”. As the main object of the scheme is to support the deserving students the opportunity of continuing their education without any obstacles, the objective was brought to reality on 24th July 2011. We hope and pray that this support would continue for the students and believe that your continuous support will help us curtail the growing child labour. 


Beneficiary 1

Name  : V.Madankumar

V.Madankumar is studying 8th Std. in the Panchayat Union Middle School, Ganeshapuram. When he was in his early childhood, his father Mr.Veeramani expired. Later his mother Mrs.Thiruselvi got remarried. She left her son with his grandmother and now they do not about his mother’s whereabouts. Since his grandmother is too old, Madankumar’s uncle who is working in a textile factory, helps them with a small amount. They don’t have anyone to support their family’s financial shortcomings.

As days are passing by, his grandmother is now having problems in her vision. She approached SPPD to join her grandson in the Evening Study Center. Considering his situation and after cross verification by our staff, he was enrolled in the Centre. Madankumar has shown good improvement in his studies and hence he was recommended by his tutor to be selected for the bursary support. After verifying his educational status at the school, we supported him with this support. His ambition is to become a doctor and serve the people of his locality.


Beneficiary 2

Name  : N.Manikandan

N.Manikandan is studying 8th Std. in the Adi dravidar Hr. Sec. School, Thiruthalaiyur. His father Mr.Nataraju was a drunkard. When he was in his drunken state, he consumed poison and died. Manikandan has three elder sisters and a younger brother. His mother Mrs.Rani was working as a coolie and with the income she was earning; she found it too hard to make both ends meet. In order to help the family, his elder sister, after completing her X std. started working as a coolie.

Their mother often falls sick and she is not able to go to work regularly. They don’t have anyone else to support their family in financial terms. Now the family is totally depending on the eldest daughter’s income only.

Manikandan has good interest in studies. His sister approached the tutor at the ESC and requested her to recommend her brother for the evening tuition center. Taking into consideration her family situation, we enrolled him in the ESC at Thiruthalaiyur.

After his enrollment, he has commendable improvement in his studies and also tries to develop his interest in other fields also. After verifying his educational status at the school, we enrolled him with this support.

Beneficiary 3

Name  : R.Elayakumar

R.Elayakumar is studying 8th Std. in the Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Thiruthiyamalai. He belongs to a very poor family. His parents Mr.Puviyarashan and Mrs.Indurani expired eight years back as they were victims of HIV / AIDS. He is also found to be HIV +ve and is now under treatment. He consumes ART medicine regularly. He has one elder sister who has completed her X Std. She is working in a garment factory as an embroiderer in Thirupur. They are staying with their grandmother. She works as a daily wage laborer (coolie) and takes care of both the children. They don’t have any other moral support. Elayakumar is an average student. Since the income they get is sufficient only for the daily needs, she approached the tutors to join her brother in the ESC at Thiruthiyamalai.

After enrollment in our ESC, he has shown much improvement in his academic records. His ambition in life is to become a teacher and render his services to the children of his locality. Considering his family situation and finding his interest in studies, he was recommended by our tutor for the support.

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Dear Supporters,


We feel really happy to have come back to you with more updates on the project. As we mentioned in the previous report, the selection process is going on and We have, so far, chosen 30 Children. Most of them are girls from oppressed and financially challenged backgrounds.

We are exercising great care in choosing only the  students who are interested in utilizing the  sponsorship to the fullest extent and who  have shown keen interest in pursuing higher studies. Those students are from different villages and different social strata. However, once they get into the programme, they will become members of our SPPD family.

Your care and support for the children will go a long way not in just providing the much needed education but also in reinforcing their faith that they are not alone and the society cares for them.

Thanking you all and our next report will have all the students in the final list. 


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Dear Supporters,

Warm greetings from Society for Poor People Development!

We have started the selection process for enrolling the 50 deserving children into the program from the 20 villages we work in.The academic year for implementing the program will start from June ( June, 2011) onwards, and hence it becomes imperative on our part  to be ready with the Students so that the program can be rolled out immediately once the  academic year starts.

Students are selected based on the criteria we have set out for:

  •  50% students should be girls
  • Preference to first generation school-goers
  • Preference to students from economically challenged background, children of single parents, physically challenged, HIV infected parents
  • Children who have secured more than 60% in their last grade.
  • Children who show commitment to learn further

We will be able to finish off the selection process in about a month and we will get back to you with more details.Meanwhile, please, spread the word on the importance of supporting this program.Talk to your friends and family ..bring in more support.This will benefit the children in a big way.

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Dear Donors,

We wholeheartedly thank all of  you for your wonderful support!

We are happy to have secured a permanent spot on GlobalGiving Website. It was possible only because of your donations. We started a project in the year 2009 when we realized that many children in the villages we work were about to become child labourers, if they were left uncared for. Because their parents were all daily wagers and did not have any financial support to educate them. Moreover, many children were abandoned, fatherless or motherless, and children of disabled parents. Many fathers in the community were/are alcoholic and would squander away the little income they would make, thus had little money to spend for their children's education.So, we, after a careful screening process,selected 60 very poor,meritorious children (50% of whom were girl children) from over 20 villages. All the children in the project now receive monthly financial support for their School fee, Uniform, Footwears, Stationery, Notebooks, Talcum Powder, Hair Oil etc. Second year into the project, 58 children have successfully passed onto the next grade and would continue their education to reach the secondary grade.

Motivated by the enthusiasm and educational progress those children in the programme display, many more parents, with deserving children, have come forward and requested us to enroll their children too into the programme.This means more number of beneficiaries and more fund requirement. We would be able to help those 50 new children only if we raise enough funds.The project we have posted on the GlobalGiving Website will, if required funds are raised, be able to help those  50 deserving children to receive education and thus secure bright future. We strongly hope that your support is very crucial and you would continue showing the support in the days to come as well. We will come up with more updates on the project and the beneficiaries soon. 


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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

Location: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - India
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Twitter: @sppdonline
Project Leader:
Raju Joseph
Musiri, Tamil Nadu India
$23,307 raised of $32,000 goal
322 donations
$8,693 to go
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